Tag Archives: Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #109
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 10, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #109

Two Thumbs Up. In the Disney animated feature, “Aladdin” (1992), when Aladdin pushes through the crowd to see Prince Achmed, he stands between caricatures of producers-directors Ron Clements and John…

Animation Anecdotes #107
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 26, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #107

The Superchicken That Never Was. There were actually two pilots made for the Jay Ward cult classic, “Superchicken”, but neither were ever shown to the general public. In the first…

Animation Anecdotes #106
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 19, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #106

Merchandising Mishap. Charles Schulz was involved with most of the Peanuts merchandising connected to the animated specials, but not all of it was successful. Schulz once said, “Our most disastrous…

Animation Anecdotes #105
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 12, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #105

No Starch. Pat Sullivan, the producer of the silent Felix the Cat cartoons, would make only infrequent visits to his cartoon studio. However, when he did decide to put in…

Animation Anecdotes #104
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 5, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #104

Fritz the Cat Problems. Back in 1971, Ralph Bakshi was having trouble with some of the animators working on the X-rated Fritz the Cat animated feature. Bakshi said the people…

Animation Anecdotes #103
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 29, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #103

Jay Ward’s Wonderful World of Color. At the beginning of NBC’s prime time “The Bullwinkle Show”, the show’s early episodes began with a Bullwinkle hand puppet (voiced by Bill Scott)…

Animation Anecdotes #102
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 22, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #102

That’s the Woodpecker Song. The Woody Woodpecker Song was recorded by Kay Kyser in 1947 and it was an immediate hit. Recorded at 11:50 pm on December 31st to avoid…

Animation Anecdotes #101
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 15, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #101

Editor’s Note: Animation Historian Jim Korkis began writing columns of animation anecdotes in the Spring 1977 issue of Mindrot (issue #6) published by David Mruz. Jim went on to write…